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Matthew Empson Welsh, American former governor. Bar: Indiana 1937. Former trustee Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Christian Church Foundation; Trustee Vincennes University, John A. Hartford Foundation, Indianapolis Foundation Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve. Member American Bar Association, Indiana, Knox County, Marion County bar associations, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Background

Welsh, Matthew Empson was born on September 15, 1912 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Matthew and Inez (Empson) Welsh.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1934;student, University Indiana, 1934-1936;Juris Doctor, University of Chicago, 1937.

Career

Since practiced in, Vincennes and Indianapolis. United States attorney Southern district Indiana, 1950-1951. Representative Knox County, Indiana General Assembly, 1941-1943.

Member Indiana Senate from Knox and Daviess counties, 1955-1959. Democratic floor leader, 1957, 59. Governor Indiana, 1961-1965.

Chairman United States section International Joint Commission United States and Canada, 1966-1970. Co-chairman Indiana Constitutional Revision Commission Democratic National Committeeman from Indiana, 1964-1966. Democratic nominee Governor Indiana, 1972.

Achievements

  • Bar: Indiana 1937.

Membership

Former trustee Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Christian Church Foundation. Trustee Vincennes University, John A. Hartford Foundation, Indianapolis Foundation Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve. Member American Bar Association, Indiana, Knox County, Marion County bar associations, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Connections

Married Virginia Homann, September 25, 1937. Children: Kathryn and Janet (twins).

father:
Matthew Welsh

mother:
Inez (Empson) Welsh

spouse:
Virginia Homann

child:
Kathryn and Janet Welsh (twins)